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Police: Suspect used stolen money

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County sheriff’s investigators were on the trail of robbery suspects after one of them used cash from a gas-station holdup to buy cigarettes and gum at another gas station, according to an arrest affidavit. Thomas McComb, 18, ...

Ritter appoints 3 new Mesa State trustees

By Emily Shockley

Dan Robinson and Jerome Gonzales, both of Grand Junction, and Cecil M. Hernandez of Aspen will become Mesa State College trustees in January. Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday announced their appointments to the board. The three will replace Glen ...

Eligibility expanded for swine flu vaccine

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The Mesa County Health Department has expanded the number of people who can receive the swine flu vaccine this week. Health officials say people between the ages of 5 and 64 with chronic medical conditions can receive the vaccine. Previously, ...

Teacher pay, bond issue ‘on the table’ as District 51 looks at budget

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 has some intricate cutting to do to balance the 2010–11 budget. The cutting process will look more like a shave if all goes as planned, according to Superintendent Steve Schultz. “We may shrink some things, but ...

Auto dealer pleads not guilty to bribery

By Paul Shockley

A man accused of fraud and bribery involving vehicle titles is taking his case to trial. Camden Fortney, 67, owner of Camden Motors, 2148 Broadway, pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges of commercial bribery, which were handed up by a ...

CMC will seek state’s OK to offer 4-year degrees

By Dennis Webb

A two-year college serving Colorado’s central mountain region plans to seek approval to begin offering a limited number of four-year degrees. The Colorado Mountain College board of trustees voted Monday to pursue the idea. The college ...


First lady Ritter sees health care at work on Grand Junction visit

By Amy Hamilton

Amid state budget cuts to some health care programs, Colorado’s first lady visited Colorado West Regional Mental Health on Tuesday in support of services offered by the agency. While in Grand Junction, Jeannie Ritter also attended a ...

DA won’t seek death penalty in Rifle slaying

By Dennis Webb

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson has decided against seeking the death penalty in the case of a Rifle man accused of shooting and killing his brother last December. Beeson announced his decision in a Nov. 3 court filing in the ...

Penry’s decision could affect legislative races in Colorado

By Emily Shockley

The end of state Sen. Josh Penry’s candidacy for governor has local House and Senate candidates wondering if the decision will start a political domino effect. Republican state Rep. Steve King of Grand Junction said he will not continue ...

Helmick trial testimony to begin

By Paul Shockley

Testimony will start Thursday in the murder trial of 52-year-old Miriam Helmick. A jury of 10 men and six women — four are alternates — was seated around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday in District Judge Valerie Robison’s ...

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